Chasing the elusive platypus in Brisbane’s suburban waterways – video | Surroundings

Guardian surroundings reporter Graham Readfearn heads out looking for the elusive platypus. Researchers monitoring the DNA of the egg-laying mammals imagine platypuses have probably gone from Kedron Brook and 4 different larger Brisbane waterways: the Bremer River, Scrubby Creek, Slacks Creek and Enoggera Creek. They imagine the threats to the animals’ habitat are so extreme that the Australian authorities ought to record the platypus as a susceptible species